Britain's Black Community and the Great War
October 2015 sees the 100th anniversary of the British West Indies Regiment and while often overlooked, men and women from Africa and the Caribbean played a key role in the First World War, making sacrifices to stand alongside the ‘mother country’. This discussion event is aimed at community groups and individuals who are already involved, or would like to become part of, projects that focus on the contribution of people from African and the Caribbean.
Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, meet others working on projects, and discuss with staff from Birmingham's Voices of War & Peace and Nottingham's Hidden Histories WW1 Engagement Centres how to develop or expand projects or research.
The day will also involve a plenary lecture by the author Stephen Bourne.